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A Grand Party • THE ENDORSEMENT: THE GLENFIDDICH GRAND SERIES
Farewell, 2022, You Were Annoying • Highlights from the year in which righteous anger gave way to Meta Rage
Mr. Bubbles • It’s time to make Champagne a bigger part of your drinking life
Right Angles • Appearing like an eight-bit fever dream out of nowhere, the all-electric Hyundai Ioniq 5 has a refreshingly retro-futuristic design that will make you wonder why all everyman cars can’t be this cool
Please, Help Yourself! • Many of our favorite new products from this year would make fantastic gifts. Whether you purchase them for a loved one or put them in your own pile is up to you.
A TASTE OF COMBAT • New Orleans’s most surprisingly satisfying attraction has nothing to do with booze or gumbo. Take a detour to the richly immersive National World War II Museum.
A Nostalgia Tour That Never Ends • The new documentary Meet Me in the Bathroom, about the rise of the Strokes and the early-2000s New York rock scene, amps up music’s backward-looking momentum
READ AHEAD • Four books we’re preordering in 2023
Seeing the Tie with Fresh Eyes • When knotting up in the morning is the exception, not the norm, your neckwear can be the difference between bland and badass
CAN I KICK IT? • Hublot’s latest soccer-friendly Big Bang connected watch is just in time for the World Cup
CELEBRITY SKIN • Famous guys are clamoring to provide you with moisturizer and toner. But how do you know which ones to trust with your complexion?
ARE YOU DEWY, DUDE?
Italian Charm • Jewelry designer Emanuele Bicocchi serves up universally wearable pieces from his Tuscany workshop
This T-Shirt Is a Time Machine • Stylist Bill Mullen travels back to ’70s New York to hang with Warhol and Blondie, all thanks to a tee he found in L. A. in the ’90s
HERE’S TO ABSENT FRIENDS • After losing people I love, the festive season hasn’t been the same. But now I’m determined not to grow old—or spend the holidays—all alone.
CAN JOE BIDEN SAVE AMERICA’S SOUL? • The president has made historic strides in the face of Republican intransigence, but the real test may be how he grapples with the nation’s inner demons
WILL YOU BE SEEING EMANCIPATION? • Less than a year after his infamous slap and weak apologies, Will Smith is back in a new Oscar contender. The star hasn’t earned his way to redemption. But the movie tells a story that America urgently needs.
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SUPER. HERO. • JUST A HANDFUL OF SCENES IN 2018’S BLACK PANTHER MADE WINSTON DUKE AN OVERNIGHT CELEBRITY. NOW HE’S BACK WITH A BIGGER ROLE IN THE MUCH-HYPED SEQUEL, WAKANDA FOREVER, AND UNLOCKING NEW POWERS AS AN ART-IST. BUT AS THE CEREBRAL STAR PREPARES FOR A NEW LEVEL OF FAME, HE’S MOURNING THE LOSS OF HIS CLOSEST CONFIDANTE—HIS MOTHER, MAMA COCO—AND SEARCHING FOR DEEPER MEANING IN EVERY ASPECT OF HIS LIFE.
what i’ve learned
pile it on • You know that adage about taking one thing off before leaving the house? Forget it. Because when it comes to the coolest outdoor-inspired fashion on the market right now, going maximal is the move. Layer up. Embrace color. Play with prints and patterns. Just have fun with it. The days may be dreary, but your winter wardrobe will brighten them right up. Photographs by Jason Kibbler Styling by Nick Sullivan
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